Ubuntu 9.10 : grub2 vulnerability (USN-868-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

It was discovered that GRUB 2 did not properly validate passwords. An
attacker with physical access could conduct a brute-force attack and
bypass authentication by submitting a 1 character password.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 65119 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-4128